Launching of the Non Violent Direct Action (NVDA) by the APHLC

Formation of The Eastern India Tribal Union

The Tura Conference held, with the decision to submit the memorandum to the State Reorganisation Commission to demand for a separate state from Assam

Black Flag demonstration day observed led by the Khasi Student Association under the leadership of Mr. Hoover Hynniewta, Stephenson Lyngdoh and others

Khasi States Federation reactivated as the Federation of Khasi States

The establishment of the Jaintia National Conference

Construction of road from the valleys of Brahmaputra to Surmah opposed

Indira Gandhi inaugurated Meghalaya as a full fledged state on 21 January

The North-East Reorganisation Act came into fruition whereby Meghalaya became a full-fledged State. It received the assent of the President on the 30th December 1971

APHLC accepted Autonomous State Plan. Parliament enacted the Assam Re-organisation (Meghalaya) Act, 1969 and brought it into force on 2 April 1970. Prime Minister Indira Gandhi inaugurates the new autonomous state. The new ministry includes Capt. Williamson. A. Sangma, Mr. Stanley Nichols Roy, Mr. Edwin Bareh, Mr. Stanford Marak and Mr. B.B. Lyngdoh